Lore is a bi-weekly podcast (as well as a TV show and book series) about dark historical tales. Each episode explores the mysterious creatures, tragic events, and unusual places that fill the pages of history. Because sometimes the truth is more frightening than fiction.


Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 33m. Bisher sind 169 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint jede zweite Woche.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 3 days 17 hours 21 minutes


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episode 165: Episode 165: On the Line

Some places seem to straddle the boundary between one world and another. It’s a feature than can often generate charm and beauty, but sometimes it creates darker things, as the history of these historic islands demonstrates so well.



episode 164: Episode 164: Loyal Companion

While animals have been our constant companions for thousands of years, one chapter of our long history together led to much more terrifying results.



episode 163: Episode 163: Persistence

It should come as no surprise that one of humanity’s greatest qualities is also the tool with which it has committed much darker tragedies. Even far from the wilds of the Old World, that legacy was never far behind.



episode 162: Episode 162: By Design

In a world obsessed with fairytale endings, the most iconic type of setting for those stories turns out to also be home to some of the darkest histories around.


 2021-01-18  36m

episode 161: Episode 161: Shell Game

Folklore is often born in moments were answers and hope seem lost, and few situations like that have generated more stories than the crucible of human conflict.


 2021-01-04  37m

episode 160: Episode 160: Sleight of Hand

One of the oldest beliefs in human history is also the root of countless stories in our collective folklore. But to understand the power of those tales, we need to understand the people who brought them to life.


 2020-12-21  36m

episode 159: Episode 159: Close By

Whether intentionally or by accident, the past has a way of slipping away, slowly vanishing beneath our feet. That doesn’t mean it’s gone forever, though. But before we seek unearth it, it would be wise to remember that some things are buried for a reason.


 2020-12-07  38m

episode 158: Episode 158: A Grain of Truth

Oftentimes, the truth is right in front of us, made as plain as day and easy to access. But sometimes it’s lost, and the only way to track it down is through story. But as one island in the Pacific Northwest demonstrates, digging for the truth often comes at a price.


 2020-11-23  36m

episode 157: Episode 157: Hanging On

One of the most common features of our legends and folklore is our dreams. And one of the most common dreams, across all the pages of history, is a desire that has haunted people since the dawn of time—a desire that might just be more attainable that we realize.


 2020-11-09  43m

episode 156: Episode 156: Bottled Up

Humans are very good at making assumptions. But if we look a little deeper, our preconceived ideas about some of the most common bits of folklore won’t just change—they’ll transform into something terrifying.


 2020-10-26  35m